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05 October 2015 Viet Nam

The state of REDD+ in Viet Nam

Despite the high expectations about the benefits that REDD+ might bring to Viet Nam, until now its application has mostly been successful at national level. This was one of the conclusions presented at the seminar “Rethinking Livelihoods, Forest Governance and Socio-ecological Systems: The State of REDD+ in Viet Nam” organized by TBI Viet Nam on 19 August 2015 to share the PhD research results of Mucahid Mustafa Bayrak.

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17 July 2015 Viet Nam

Ha Van Tiep, a successful story of a PhD researcher

In May 2015, Ha Van Tiep, a PhD researcher from TBI Viet Nam successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled “Forest fragmentation in Viet Nam: Effects on tree diversity, populations and genetics” at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The following is his reflection on the past 4 years.

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07 January 2015 Viet Nam

Improved capacity on geographic information systems and remote sensing for forest planning and management

In an effort to improve the capacity on geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing of individuals and organizations related to natural resources management in central Viet Nam, the training course “Application of GIS and Remote Sensing in Forest Planning and Management” was given from 3-6 December 2014 in Hue by TBI Viet Nam.

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07 January 2015 Viet Nam

National Meeting to Identify Forest Research Priorities

Forest research is important for the development of the forest sector in Viet Nam as it has been concluded during a national meeting to identify forestry research priorities for the period 2015-2020 in the context of restructuring the forestry sector in Viet Nam.

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08 May 2014 Viet Nam

Role of FLA in Restructuring the Forest Sector

Forest land allocation (FLA) is one of Viet Nam’s most vital policies in the process of restructuring its forest sector. However, the contribution of FLA policies to better forest quality is unclear, leading to unequity and conflicts in forest land management. This difficulty was discussed by participants at the workshop “The Role of FLA in Restructuring the Forest Sector," held by Tropenbos International Viet Nam, Forest Trends and the Sustainable Forest Management Institute in Ha Noi on April 16, 2014.

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18 November 2013 Viet Nam

Charting the future of rubber

To promote discussion of the Vietnamese rubber sector’s rapid development, TBI Viet Nam organized the “Forestland conversion to rubber plantation: opportunities and challenges” workshop in Hanoi on 27 September. In attendance were Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) officials from concerned provinces, lead national forestry policy officials, and rubber industry representatives – including the head of the Viet Nam Rubber Association.

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